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Top 25 TE standard options for Week 4 fantasy football

Under the radar names are emerging at the tight end position while we look for some consistency. We break down the implications in our Week 4 fantasy football tight end rankings.

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller catches a pass in the fourth quarter against Minnesota Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 saw a couple of new faces have incredible games. Leading the pack was Darren Waller who gained 134 yards on 13 receptions. He’s currently the second highest scoring tight end on the season without finding the end zone. 2nd year player, Jordan Akins caught two touchdowns as did veterans Greg Olsen and Austin Hooper. Zach Ertz, George Kittle and O.J. Howard all had decent yardage days, but neither has a touchdown through the first three weeks.

There are two teams on bye, but only one tight end of note will be unavailable. George Kittle has an early bye week. Hopefully, we’ll see him get into the end zone week 5. In injury news, David Njoku was placed on IR and will miss at least the next 7 weeks. Vance McDonald was injured early playing against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3. Monitor his practice reports as he’ll be a risky Monday Night play. Jordan Reed missed his Week 3 game and sadly it is looking like concussions may have finally cost him his NFL career.

Heading into the fourth week, we are still trying to pinpoint all the reliable options at tight end. I like Delanie Walker’s Week 4 matchup. The Atlanta Falcons just lost their safety, Keanu Neal, and Walker has been consistently involved in the Titans offense thus far. The Will Dissley experience arrives in Arizona on Sunday. The Cardinals have given up the most points to tight ends this season and Dissley’s targets have increased each week.

Week 4 brings with it the first byes of 2019. The San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets are sidelined, which means George Kittle is sidelined.

Tight End rankings, Week 4

Rk Player Team Opp
Rk Player Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC @ DET
2 Evan Engram NYG vs. WAS
3 Zach Ertz PHI @ GB
4 Delanie Walker TEN @ ATL
5 Mark Andrews BAL vs. CLE
6 Greg Olsen CAR vs. HOU
7 Darren Waller OAK @ IND
8 Jimmy Graham GB vs. PHI
9 Austin Hooper ATL vs. TEN
10 O.J. Howard TB @ LAR
11 Will Dissley SEA @ ARI
12 Vance McDonald PIT @ CIN
13 T.J. Hockenson DET vs. KC
14 Jared Cook NO vs. DAL
15 Eric Ebron IND vs. OAK
16 Tyler Eifert CIN vs. PIT
17 Cameron Brate TB @ LAR
18 Vernon Davis WAS @ NYG
19 Trey Burton CHI vs MIN
20 Kyle Rudolph MIN @ CHI
21 Jack Doyle IND vs. OAK
22 Noah Fant DEN vs. JAC
23 Hayden Hurst BAL vs. CLE
24 Jason Witten DAL @ NO
25 Dawson Knox BUF vs. NE
George Kittle SF
David Njoku CLE @ BAL
Notes
Jordan Reed may retire
Vance McDonald Iffy
Njoku on IR
Kittle slow and on Bye